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slate tech report >>pam: the state of washington has more than 200 couples lined up at the seattle county courthouse in to get their marriage lincenses signed. 77-year-old jane abbott lightly and 85-year-old petey petersen who have been together for 35 years were the first couple to receive their marriage license. a three-day waiting period is required before marriage licenses are valid. but supporters of same-sex marriage say today is an important day for their cause. >> also in washington state. it's a "pot party" in washington state. a new law -- legalizing recreational marijuana use -- took effect at midnight. the law says adults 21 years and older can now possess up to an ounce of pot. but growing or selling the drug remains a crime. still -- pot smokers preferred to emphasize the positive -- ringing in the new year with -- well -- smoke rings at seattle's space needle. >>pam: the aftermath of hurricane sandy is driving business in washington today. as the senate meets to talk about the storm's impact on transportation, the push for state aid continues from high-profile advoca
obama leaders to take action on crisis. karin caifa reports from washington, where members of congress have also left town. >> good afternoon, everybody. >>reporter: after speaking with party leaders friday afternoon, president obama called on congress to quickly come up with a solution to avert some end- of-year tax hikes associated with the fiscal cliff. >> in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both and deficit reduction. >>reporter: the remarks came after house speaker john boehner failed to muster enough of his party's support to bring his "plan b" to the floor. his proposal would have effectively raised taxes only on those americans making more than one million dollars a year. >> we had a number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as having raised taxes. >>reporter: the two sides each left the capitol for the christmas holidays, blaming the other for inaction. democrats
to local politicians. washington has 27 days to figure out how to get the nation from going over the physical click your at this point, all sides seem to point to a stalemate. pamela schmidt. signs still point to a stalemate. >> emily schmidt has more >> you don't have to look far fiscal cliff theater... >> nobody wants to get this done more than me. gets solved. >> but key players aren't talking in the same room. congressional aides say they're not even communicating by phone or e- mail. >> the president is ready, willing and able, waiting to be able to sit down and seriously negotiate this but they have to be willing to come to the table with specifics. i think the next 72 hours are critical. if he sits back and continues to play politics, that'll give you going. >> some lawmakers are going back to their districts. congress has little scheduled business for the rest of the week. house speaker john boehner says that wouldn't stop negotiations. >> i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president to get serious about solving this problem. >> a sticking point r
in washington as the u.s. moves closer the falling off the fiscal cliff. you deserve from gop house speaker john baker and the democratic minority minority leader nancy pelosi. right now lawmakers have less than three weeks to reach a budget deal. if they don't most experts agree, the results could be disastrous for the american economy. the possibility of severe spending cuts there with a big jump in taxes for everyone. joining us to write down all this is michael yaqui. democrats won increase taxes on high- income earners and republicans want spending cuts >> it is basically the election and that is why everyone saying that the president had a mandate to make this change. he made very clear in this campaign that is what he wants to do. the american people and all the polls right now so that they support the president's plan. >> president obama has been very firm on tax cuts for the reds routedwhich. he did wie election you think he has an edge in these discussions? >> right now this is between the grand bargain which is putting everything on the table, spending cuts revenue of the whole kit an
of the u-s house are set to return to washington on sunday -- just one day before the deadline to pass budget deal. if congress does not reach a fiscal deal before monday's deadline, automatic tax increases and steep spending cuts will take effect. an in depth look at where everything stands right now -- and we'll be talking live with our political analyst -- tonight at 5:30 >> breaking news. retired general norman schwarzkopf has died in tampa, florida. known as 'stormin norman' because of his explosive temper, he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 19-91. he lived in retirement in tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in- chief of u-s central command. that is the headquarters responsible for u.s. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries. he was 78. no one was hurt. storm on the way. >> borrowers, that took out a loan. could possibly have found some issues. dan kerman turks of the story from there. >> reporter: many feeble and up in a storefront office, with a quick loan, like
the lack of progress on "fiscal cliff" negotiations in washington. on wall street today. the dow fell 36-points. the nasdaq dropped 21- points. and the s-and-p- 500 lost six points. no update on the fiscal negotiations. because of the elementary school shooting in new- town, connecticut. today - republican house speaker john boehner canceled the weekly republican address. saying in a news release --- quote -- "so that president obama can speak for the entire nation at this time of mourning." he also added, he joins the president - and all americans - in sending prayers and condolences to the victims' loved ones. >>jacqueline: this live look at the satellite and radar. we did see some light rain. we will see similar conditions and a bit of a break. clearing skies and cooler temperatures, overnight. offshore, in other rainfall with tomorrow that you can see on futurecast. as we see it is light. not as widespread as we've seen with previous storms. shower early showery but not until 5:00 a.m. on the sunday. temperatures tomorrow in a very cold morning because of the clear skies. 33 and fair
cliff" deal in washington. on wall street. the dow surged 116-points. nasdaq rose 44-points. and the s- and-p 500 jumped up 16- points. >> now today for the winners and the losers. rob ? samsung has backing off of its patent lawsuit with apple shares are reacting positively? >> this twitter $19 billion industry never so happy for each other but the united states court ordered that apple cannot do an injunction on the samsung products. and samsung said we're going to pull the injunctions of the products that we're going to if.. it is a great media store but was never good for stock. >> and now they are born to agree to cut it out in the marketplace. >> and they're going to duke it out in the marketplace -- and also holiday travel. that is a loser? >> it is going to be roth this year. hotels are full, flights are full. if you have not already made plans? there is already an increase from last year. with 11 million californians are also going to trouble and the costs are up. nearly $500 for the average flight. the terminals, and within 90% capacity. security, late, baggage fees. >> and fo
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